Thursday, April 5, 2012

KBPP Preview: Kings vs Sharks

When the Kings and Sharks last met at Staples Center in March, both teams were outside the playoff picture looking in. Amazing what a difference a couple of weeks can make in a crowded Western Conference. Tonight, the Kings look to not only clinch a playoff spot but secure their place at the top of the Pacific Division -- and gain playoff home ice in the process.

"Wonder Kings powers -- ACTIVATE!"

Will the Kings continue their smooth sailing ways? Or will the Sharks send some rough waters into the Pacific once again? Let's see what your favorite Kings bloggers are predicting will happen.


The Royal Half from The Royal Half
  • Score: Sharks 2, Kings 1 (SO)
  • Reason: Because by getting 1 point the Kings can both exhilarate and disappoint at the same time!
  • Record: 18-12

Jon Gillette from Rink Royalty 
  • Score: Kings 4, Sharks 2
  • Reason:  That's right mofo's! We're taking this bitch!
  • Record: 17-13

Meg Jarrell from Kings Court
(That's me so you don't need no stinking link --- you're already here!)
  • Score: Kings 3, Sharks 1
  • Reason: The Kings only need a point and nothing is going to stop them from getting it. Especially a little San Jose Shark.
  • Record: 17-13

Hipcheck from LA Kings Road Talk Radio
  • Score: Kings 3, Sharks 2
  • Reason: Kings refuse to lose and get goals from each of the top 3 lines with Clifford, Kopi, and King lighting the lamp. And there was much rejoicing.....
  • Record: 15-15

Paul Armbruster from Kings Daily News (formerly Wavesinair from Deep Inside the Kings@deepinsidekings)
  • Score: Kings 4, Sharks 3
  • Reason: My god, what a game tonight! I have no idea how to call this one. It transcends all the other predictions we’ve done so far. In effect, it is a possible history-making ‘changing of the guard’ game. Will it be a tight, nervous defensive battle? Will it open up in to a goal-scoring frenzy? The 4 games so far have been split with the Kings winning the high scoring games and the Sharks winning the defensive battles. Tonight? Hmm… Kings win a 6-goal game and make the statement we have all been waiting for. Tonight, we make history.
  • Record: 18-12

Matt Murray from Life In Hockeywood

  • Score: Sharks 2, Kings 1
  • Reason: The Kings are riding a high, thanks to Jonathan Quick's 10th shutout. But Drew Doughty didn't help matters when he was quoted by that the team "We definitely want to do whatever we can to knock them out of the playoff picture." Drew, I love you, but you just gave them locker room fodder. He will learn tonight it's not wise to provoke a hungry Shark.
  • Record: 17-13

Got a prediction of your own? Leave it in the comments and see how you stack up against the KBPP!


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